The leader of a Tatmadaw-controlled Border Guard Force in a remote region of Kachin State has emerged as a key player in the global rare earth trade, and has turned the territory under his de facto control into a mining hub at a high environmental cost.
Complaint letter filed with the court confirms that police arrested Frontier managing editor Danny Fenster because they believed he was working at Myanmar Now, despite him having resigned from the media outlet in July 2020.
After months of unpredictable internet shutdowns, people are once again able to reliably connect to the internet. For mobile users though the digital space has been restricted to pre-approved sites, and the junta is heavily monitoring traffic.
With bars shuttered, universities empty and hook-up apps poleaxed by internet blackouts, dating got much harder in post-coup Myanmar, but young people are still finding love -- often in the heady rush of anti-junta protests.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.